Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Christina Hodge

Associate Director, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Anthropology


Christina J. Hodge is an interdisciplinary museum anthropologist and historical archaeologist working in critical museum and heritage studies. Her research program investigates university collections in order to expose hidden institutional and disciplinary histories, focusing on questions of personal identity, community memory, and provenance. Resulting insights into the production and legitimization of knowledge inform contemporary challenges to racist, white supremacist, and patriarchal norms. Hodge analyses the operations of theory and practice, including digital practice, within anthropological collections from a reflexive, decolonial perspective. She undertakes and teaches curation as a mode of practice-based and inquiry-driven research. Hodge’s training is in anthropological, social, and interpretive archaeologies and the multicultural material worlds of early modern America. She has an AB in anthropology, MA in archaeological heritage management, and PhD in historical archaeology.